Chevrel Magdalena Oryaëlle


Post-Doctorant, UCA-CLERVOLC
Équipe de Volcanologie
Bureau: 1.67 - LMV Cezeaux
Courriel :

  • Thèmes de Recherche :

    All about lava!

    Lava rheology is the heart of my research. I am studying the relationship and interdependence of lava cooling, cristallisation, rheology, emplacement behaviour and  morphology.

    My field areas have been fluid lavas on Mars and Iceland and thick lavas in Mexico.

    My current post-doc project is on active lava in Hawaii.

  • Responsabilités scientifiques et administratives :

    Make good science.

    And also actively part of the IAVCEI, Early-Career Network (more info:

  • 2017 : Supervision of A. Ajas, Master tesis: L’influence des arbres sur l’avancée d’une coulée de lave, example d’une éruption au Kilauea, Hawaii. LMV, France
    2017 : Co-supervision of J. Biren, Master tesis: Interaction chimique, textural et thermique entre un arbre et une lave, étude de cas à Pahoa, Hawaii. LMV, France
    2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: Lectures about Effusive volcanism (4h every year) in the General Vulcanology Course, Master Level, UNAM, Mexico

    2015-2016:Co-supervision of Nanci Reyes, Bachelor student: Volcanic Geology of the young lava flows of the Zacapu area, Michoacán, Mexico

    2014-2015: Co-supervision of JR de la Fuente, Master student: Volcanic Geology (radiometric dating, geochemistry) of the Paracho-Cheran area, Michoacán, Mexico

    2014,2015: Lectures of volcanology and geodynamics (22 h) for undergraduate and graduate students at the Science faculty of the UNAM, Mexico

    2014: Lecture and exercise on Lava rheology measurements for the NEMOH Network School (one day) at the University of Munich (LMU), Germany

    2011-2012: Supervision of Lea DeBiasi, Master student: The complex rheology of crystallizing melts at the University of Munich (LMU)

    2010, 2011, 2012: In charge of the presentation of the high-temperature and rheological investigations lab for the international short course ”Melts, Glasses and Magmas” at the University of Munich (LMU)

  • Publications LMV :

    Rang A :
    • Chevrel O., Harris A., James M.R., Calabrò L., Gurioli L., Pinkerton H. (2018). The viscosity of pāhoehoe lava: in situ syn-eruptive measurements from Kilauea, Hawaii. Earth and Planetary Science Letters .
    • Chevrel O., Labroquère J., Harris A., Rowland S.K. (2018). PyFLOWGO: An open-source platform for simulation of channelized lava thermo-rheological properties. Computers and Geosciences vol.111, p.167-180, DOI:10.1016/j.cageo.2017.11.009 .

    • Chevrel O., Labroquère J., Harris A., Rowland S. (2017). PyFLOWGO: An open-source platform for simulation of channelized lava thermo-rheological properties. Computers and Geosciences DOI:10.1016/j.cageo.2017.11.009 .
    • Mahgoub A.N., Böhne H., Siebe C., Chevrel O. (2017). Paleomagnetic study of El Metate shield volcano (Michoacán, Mexico) confirms its monogenetic nature and young age (~ 1250 CE). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research vol.336, p.209-218, DOI:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.02.024 .
    • Rhety M., Harris A., Villeneuve N., Gurioli L., Médard E., Chevrel O., Bachèlery P. (2017). A comparison of cooling-limited and volume-limited flow systems: Examples from channels in the Piton de la Fournaise April 2007 lava-flow field. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems vol.18, p.3270-3291, DOI:10.1002/2017GC006839 .

    • Di Genova D., Kolzenburg S., Vona A., Chevrel O., Hess K.U., Neuville D.R., Ertel-Ingrisch W., Romano C., Dingwell D.B. (2016). Raman spectra of Martian glass analogues: A tool to approximate their chemical composition. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets DOI:10.1002/2016JE005010 .


    (most are open access so feel free to download them, if not send me an email)

    Rang A :

    Chevrel MO, M-N Guilbaud, Siebe C (2016) The AD 1250 effusive eruption of El Metate shield volcano (Michoacán, Mexico): Magma source, crustal storage, eruptive dynamics, and lava rheology. Bulletin of Volcanology, Vol. 78: 32.

    Di Genova D, Hess K-U, Chevrel MO, Dingwell DB (2016) Models for the estimation of Fe3+/Fetot. ratio in terrestrial and extra-terrestrial alkali- and iron-rich silicate glasses using Raman spectroscopy. American Mineralogist, Vol. 101, p. 943–952.

    Chevrel MO, Siebe C, Guilbaud M-N, Salinas S (2016) The AD 1250 El Metate shield volcano (Michoacán): Mexico’s most voluminous Holocene eruption and its significance for archaeology and hazards. The Holocene, Vol.26(3) 471-488.

    Chevrel MO, Cimarelli C, DeBiasi L, Hanson JB, Lavallée Y, Arzilli F. Dingwell DB (2015) Viscosity measurements of crystallizing andesite from Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Vol. 16, p. 870-889.

    Chevrel MO, Baratoux D, Hess K-U, Dingwell DB (2014) Viscous flow behavior of tholeiitic and alkaline Fe-rich Martian Basalts. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 124, p. 348 – 365.

    Chevrel MO, Platz T, Hauber E, Baratoux D, Dingwell DB. (2013) Lava flow rheology: a comparison of morphological and petrological methods. Earth and Planetary Research Letters, Vol. 384, p.109 – 120.

    Chevrel MO, Giordano D, Potuzak M, Courtial P, Dingwel DB (2013) Physical properties of CaA2Si2O8 − CaMgSi2O6 − FeO − Fe2O3 melts: analogues for extra-terrestrial basalt Chemical Geology, Vol. 346, p. 95-105.

    Kremers S, Hanson JB, Lavallée Y. Hess K-U, Chevrel MO, Wassermann J, Dingwell DB. (2012) Shallow magma-mingling-driven Strombolian eruption at Mt. Yasur, Vanuatu. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, L21304.

    Nédélec A, Chevrel MO, Moyen J-F, Ganne J, Fabre S (2012) TTGs in the making: Natural evidence from Inyoni shear zone (Barberton, South Africa), Lithos, Volume 153, 15 , 25-38.

    Rang B et C :
    • Chevrel O., Harris A., James M., Pinkerton H., Rowland S., Gurioli L., Calabro L., Labroquère J. (2018). Constraining thermo-rheological properties of lava: from lab and field experiments to applications for modeling. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Naples, 2-7 September 2018.
    • Harris A., Chevrel O., Gurioli L., Thivet S., Coppola D., Favalli M., Peltier A., Muro A., Villeneuve N. (2018). Effusive crises at Piton de la Fournaise 2014–2018: Source term provision and quantification of uncertainty in lava flow modeling for a real time response. p.263, Cities on Volcanoes 10, Naples, 2-7 September 2018.
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